Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Education & Training


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Kimura, Masatsugo.


Public and political interest in quality, safety and the environment is growing steadily throughout the world. This increases the pressure on all organizations with responsibilities in the maritime field, at the same time underlines the need for organizations like Maritime Training Centers. This dissertation describes the real situation of the seafarers' education in Honduras and the need for establishment of an institution that meets the global requirements. The description of minimum physical set up of the Training Center can be found in chapter two; the general course outlines are introduced for the General Purpose Rating and for the Catering Rating based on syllabuses already in progress in reputable Training Centers in Europe and the USA. I believe the success of the future years in our Maritime Administration will be due to the fact that the commitment to quality of education has been reached. This will give to all those who work for the development of our country great satisfaction and confidence in the future.